Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I haven't posted forever I mean FOREVER!!!!  I have a Facebook page now www.facebook.com/lifeofarugweaver/ . I have been posting on there everything I work on.  Lately I have been just sewing and cutting rags.  Trying to get a big stock of rag balls ready to go. 

My daughter has here own Icelandic Sheep and has started spinning! She loves it and also takes care of her little flock Ezera, Morgan, Bristol and Frannie.  She will be lambing in April.  I have a Facebook page I post them on also www.facebook.com/petenjanes/

Monday, February 4, 2013

not getting to the loom

A couple days ago I said I'm going to get the Union 36 Loom Loaded today.  Well That is not going to happen Macy is sick and I got called into work.  So I don't want to start and stop.  I just want to get it done and over with.  Remember it takes 5 hours to load.   I'm going to cut on rags today get a bunch cut and ready to sew.  So I will say its going to be an Monday Project. 

OK well Monday rolled around and Macy is still sick. 
So hopefully My Union 36 will be getting Warped up.  My luck I will get called into work but oh well its only a couple hours.  

OK this one is with the flash don't show true color

This one no flash but shows almost true color

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bargain of week 1/28

My Bargain of the week
second hand store
Woody $3.50
Buzz $3.00
What a deal
Macy n Charlie just love them.  They have wanted these guys 4-ever
I wasn't going to pay full price.
Now the search is on for Jessie. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jane's 3 Rag Balls

They are ready to be wove. 
 Cant Wait to see what the rug will look like.
  I will Load Loom Friday.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jane's Rag Ball's

Here is a photo of Jane's Rag Ball's.  For her 169" long Rug ordered Warp yesterday.  They were on Back order of Black so I went Denim Warp. 
Working on Ball #3 I will load a pic tomorrow.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January Things

Just some things that I have made in January and Pulled out from the Basement to take up to Princeton, Il.  I have a few rugs in a shop. 

Polyester Fabric

This was a Blanket

Key Lime Pie
Polyester fabric
Polyester Fabric
Mixture of Cotton fabric

These remind me of Easter.  They were Blankets

Friday, January 25, 2013

Working on Jane's 169" Rug

I got an order in Mt Pleasant Iowa When we set up that the Threshermen's Reunion.  I keep dragging my feet on wanting it to be perfect.  Also Hoping that she will just Love it. 
I go to the local 2nd Hand stores and find more men's button down dress shirts.  I just keep adding them.  My Husband keeps giving me a hard time and saying "When are you going to work on Jane's Rug"  I just look at him and say oh I found more rags to add to it.  So its official I'm starting to work on Jane's Rug. 

I have sewed one Ball. 

I took pics of the ball as it grew.

I think I have the warp picked out My Husband Nick helped.  I think I'm going with
12 Natural
2 yellow
2 sage
2 Terra cotta
2 dark Lilac
2 powder blue
2 black

That equals a grand total of 24 threads per 2"s

I order My warp from Great Northern Co
in Kalamazoo MI

I wanted to add some dark hunter green but We think it will just blend in the fabric.